The ancient Medinas, the mountains, the Saharan dunes, the aroma of spices … all this makes for a welcoming, warm and attractive country, « Morocco ».
This North African country receives thousands of visitors from all over the world for many reasons, which we will try to mention in this article.
Morocco is at the center of the world
All flights lead to Marrakech. Only a few hours from Europe, Morocco remains a close destination. It is also a destination for a wonderful weekend, in summer or winter. Climb the Atlas Mountains on a Saturday, spend a night under the stars of the Sahara and do the souks on Sunday. It will make you a getaway like in your dreams.
Morocco is cheap
Morocco can be a destination for small budgets, especially in the winter months. You can book a hotel for less than 20 dollars per night! Or spend nights in a traditional Riad with sublime decoration and a pleasant setting in the centre of the medina for less than 50 Euro all inclusive.
Food prices vary from city to city, but it is really cheap when a meal in a respected restaurant will cost you less than 4 dollars.
Morocco is a geographical diversity
Dive into the Atlas Mountains for a real taste of Berber culture. You will have the opportunity to discover extraordinary landscapes and smiling people through small villages.
Morocco is a favorite place for hikers, thousands of people come to the country every year to spend their trekking days, and spend nights under the stars, eating home-cooked meals in comfortable lodgings.
Morocco is a coastal country
Morocco is also the sea, with impressive coastal cities. Essaouira is located just west of Marrakech and is close enough for a day trip.
Enjoy the local seafood as you stroll around the old Portuguese port, and drop in for a visit to the medina. If you fancy sunbathing and a pleasant beach, Agadir is a good address in the southwest.
Moroccan gastronomy is one of the best in the world
Moroccan cuisine is known throughout the world. Rich in taste and full of colour.
Tajines and couscous, two tasty dishes, but there is also much more to discover. Head to Marrakech’s Jemaa El Fna square, a large square that fills up with food stalls at night, to sample all the delicacies of Moroccan cuisine.
Lamb is by far the most popular meat in the country and is the basis of a variety of Moroccan meals. Vegetables and spices make up a truly enriching cuisine. Try also the Harira (famous Ramadan soup) or the Bissara (white bean soup).